Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Disclosure Scotland skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Disclosure Scotland over the 6 months to 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Disclosure Scotland
England > North West
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 206 193 174
Rank change year-on-year -13 -19 -14
Contract jobs citing Disclosure Scotland 12 11 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.20% 0.19% 0.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.04% 2.00% 8.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 60
North West median daily rate £489 £478 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.36% +1.60% -6.00%
10th Percentile £340 £287 £311
90th Percentile £548 £650 £641
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
North West median hourly rate £47.19 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.83% - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +28.57% +9.38% -80.61%

Disclosure Scotland is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 587 549 729
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.64% 9.54% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 349 431
North West median daily rate £413 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -3.13% +3.09%
10th Percentile £203 £225 £250
90th Percentile £605 £575 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £420
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 20 26
North West median hourly rate £28.38 £19.06 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.90% -43.94% +65.85%
10th Percentile £12.85 £8.77 £10.22
90th Percentile £67.50 £44.48 £84.38
England median hourly rate £23.25 £21.17 £22.50
% change year-on-year +9.83% -5.91% +4.65%

Disclosure Scotland
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Disclosure Scotland as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Disclosure Scotland in the North West

Disclosure Scotland
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Disclosure Scotland in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Disclosure Scotland in the North West

Disclosure Scotland
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Disclosure Scotland in the North West over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Disclosure Scotland in the North West

Disclosure Scotland
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Disclosure Scotland in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Disclosure Scotland in the North West

Disclosure Scotland
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Disclosure Scotland in the North West over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Disclosure Scotland in the North West

Disclosure Scotland
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Disclosure Scotland within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire -7 9 £540 +13.68%
Cumbria - 2 - - 1
Manchester -23 1 £438 +1.74%
Disclosure Scotland
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Disclosure Scotland also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Disclosure Scotland.

1 8 (66.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (25.00%) JIRA
2 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
3 2 (16.67%) Software Asset Management
3 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (16.67%) Collaborative Working
3 2 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (8.33%) Java 8
4 1 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (8.33%) User Experience
4 1 (8.33%) Strategic Thinking
4 1 (8.33%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (8.33%) Social Listening
4 1 (8.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (8.33%) Public Cloud
4 1 (8.33%) DBS Check
4 1 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (8.33%) User Stories
4 1 (8.33%) Records Management
4 1 (8.33%) Service Design

Disclosure Scotland
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (8.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) PaaS
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) Axure RP
2 1 (8.33%) Maven
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (16.67%) Administrator
1 2 (16.67%) Analyst
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) Designer
2 1 (8.33%) IT Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) IT Architect
2 1 (8.33%) IT Manager
2 1 (8.33%) IT Project Leader
2 1 (8.33%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (8.33%) IT Technical Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Java Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Java Software Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Project Leader
2 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Technical Leader
2 1 (8.33%) Technical Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Technical Project Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Transformation Director
2 1 (8.33%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) CSS
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) jQuery
1 1 (8.33%) Node.js
1 1 (8.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Public Cloud
2 1 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (8.33%) Social Media
2 1 (8.33%) Taxonomies
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 2 (16.67%) Collaborative Working
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
2 2 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
2 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (16.67%) Software Asset Management
2 2 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (8.33%) Business Process Modelling
3 1 (8.33%) Programme Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Prototyping
3 1 (8.33%) Records Management
3 1 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (8.33%) Service Design
3 1 (8.33%) Strategic Thinking
3 1 (8.33%) User Stories
3 1 (8.33%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (8.33%) DBS Check
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) GDPR
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Adobe